Q Night at the Movies! 7/26

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Saturday, KLRU Q hosts its weekly movie night – see what new reviews and feature film we have in store for you this week!

First, the film review show Just Seen It airs at 7 p.m. on KLRU Q. On this episode of Just Seen It reviews Woody Allen’s latest film, Magic in the Moonlight,and the indie comedy starring Anna Kendrick, Happy Christmas. Then, an interview with Lance Bass about the new documentary he has produced, Kidnapped for Christ.

Then, Austin Film Festival’s program On Story airs its episode James Franco: A Look Inside 127 Hours at 7:30 p.m. Franco reveals the unique experience of the making of the film, followed by the allegorical short film Voice Over about a few extreme situations that literally take your breath away.

Alas, the Hollywood Stars Film Package begins at 8 p.m. with the 1967 classic, Cool Hand Luke. Paul Newman plays a likable Southern loner on a chain gang that transforms the other gang members as he resists the captain and keeps trying to escape.

Following the feature film is the biographical series, Janson Movie Star Package, at 10:10 p.m. with the episode Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach. From street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner, this movie star’s story has never a dull moment.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies! 7/19

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This Saturday, skip the theater and have a movie night at home on KLRU Q!

Starting at 7 p.m., a new episode of Just Seen It shows us previews and reviews of the newest films. This week, see what they think of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, then check out inventive director Michel Gondry’s latest film, Mood Indigo, starring Audrey Tatou. Finally, we weigh in on Zach Braff’s long-awaited follow up to Garden State, Wish I Was Here.

Next at 7:30 p.m., Austin Film Festival’s On Story airs on KLRU Q. This week examines the vision, style, influences, and creative passion for Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense, Rachel Getting Married and Something Wild.

Then, the Hollywood Stars Film Package begins at 8 with the 2008 blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire. A young man from the slums of Mumbai participates in the Indian version of the show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and wins, which then attracts suspicion of foul play. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, won 8 including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Don’t miss the feature film and exclusive insiders only on Q Night at the Movies!

Q Night at the Movies! 7/12

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Check out what our movie night on KLRU Q has in store this Saturday, July 12th!

First, get fresh insight on programs with our review show Just Seen It. This week, TV shows are the subject of scrutiny, such as HBO’s The Leftovers, FX’s The Strain, and CBS’ Extant with Halle Berry. Join us for exclusive TV talk at 7 p.m. on KLRU!

Next, On Story takes us behind the scenes of new movies with teasers and a look into the making of films. This week’s episode Greaser’s Palace: A Conversation with Jonathan D joins filmmaking legends Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme to pay tribute to Robert Downey Sr.’s cult classic Greaser’s Palace. Then, a look inside the short film Grandma’s Not a Toaster by Andrew Napier, all at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on KLRU.

Finally, the feature film begins: Hollywood Stars Film Package presents Fiddler on the Roof, the classic 1971 adaptation of the Broadway musical. Winning three Academy Awards, this musical comedy-drama brings Broadway to your TV screen.

Don’t miss the film insider shows starting at 7 p.m. and the feature film at 8 on KLRU Q’s Q Night at the Movies!

Q Night at the Movies! 7/5

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This Saturday night, skip the theater and watch film reviews, a feature film and more with us on KLRU Q!

The night starts off at 6 p.m. with film reviews on Just Seen It. The program reviews the new films Earth to Echo, Deliver Us From Evil, the Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd comedy They Came Together, and the new documentary on film critic Roger Ebert, Life Itself. Find out which new films you want to watch on KLRU Q.

Next, listen to experts discuss a new form of film storytelling on On Story‘s Neo Noir: The Modern Day Film Noir. Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential) discuss the genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on KLRU Q.

Let the movies begin! At 7 p.m., the classic The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly hits the screen on KLRU Q. The Italian Western Spaghetti film starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach tells the story of a drifter, a bandit and a bounty hunter at a standoff over buried gold.

Next, a later night Hollywood Stars Film Package begins at 10 p.m. with the classic Bonnie and Clyde. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star as the criminal couple who escalate in crime and gain an archnemesis.

Catch the movie night on KLRU Q this Saturday! KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night At The Movies – 6/21

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KLRU Q hosts another Night At The Movies this Saturday. Starting at 7 p.m., you can sit back and watch a classic film and experience Hollywood from inside with special interviews and more. Check out what KLRU Q features this week:

Just Seen It - 7:00 p.m.
Wondering if you should watch that movie that just came out? Watch the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story – 7:30 p.m.
Ron Nyswaner recounts the social impact of his screenplay Philadelphia, a bold film released during a delicate time in history. Followed by Oliver Kember’s Puzzled, about a young boy whose only chance at survival on the playground is to outsmart the other children.

The Big Country (1958) - 8:00 p.m.
Burl Ives earned a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of a family patriarch involved in a bitter land feud in this explosive western drama. Cast: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives.

America’s Wild West – 10:50 p.m.
Follow up the classic Western film with a closer look into the origins of the genre on the frontier.

Q Night At The Movies – 6/14

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Join us on KLRU Q this Saturday night for our Night At The Movies. Films, reviews, and behind-the-scenes inside information from Hollywood all start at 7 p.m. Check out the line up!

Just Seen It – 7:00 p.m.
Wondering if you should watch that movie that just came out? Watch the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story – 7:30 p.m.
Austin Film Festival’s On Story features Ray McKinnon, creator of the Sundance Channel’s breakout hit, Rectify, detailing how to capture the personality of a culture through establishing strong characters, tone, and atmosphere. The short film Spanola Pepper Sauce Company follows, directed by McKinnon and written
by Graham Gordy, suggesting there’s more brewing in Spanola, AK than
just its fine pepper sauce cooking.

Hollywood Stars Film Package – 8:00 p.m.
Rocky II (1979)
Underdog Philadelphia fighter Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets another shot at heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith.

D-Day on KLRU Q – 6/6

KLRU Q commemorates the anniversary of the D-Day invasion with back-to-back documentaries on Friday, June 6th, stating at 8 pm.

D-Day 8 pm
The planning for the Allied invasion on June 6th 1944 took two years, cost thousands of lives and involved a deception of breathtaking audacity. D-Day examines the intricate jigsaw, presenting events through the eyes of the men and women who were there, telling their extraordinary stories.

D-Day to Berlin at 9:50 pm
This series follows the remarkable story of the Allied forces and the victories that set them on their way to ending World War II in 1945. The collective military operations from D-Day in June 1944, to the final assault on Germany in 1945 represent one of the greatest military offensives.

Q Night At The Movies – 6/7

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KLRU Q’s Saturday Night At The Movies is in full swing this summer! For the first week of June, we will have special guests from the Austin Film Festival in the studio to talk about On Story and give you a special opportunity to get badges to this year’s fest. Check out what we have coming this Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. on KLRU Q.

On Story
Breaking Bad: A Conversation With Vince Gilligan
Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit series Breaking Bad, reflects upon the show’s hyper-serialized storytelling, along with his inspirations and influences. Accompanied by Victor Nores’ short film, Euthanas Inc., about an old lady whose family wishes to no longer be burdened by her presence, and her plans to grant them an unexpected change of scene.

Men in Black: A Conversation with Ed Solomon
Men in Black writer, Ed Solomon, explores the genesis of the movie and its journey from pre-production through post. Solomon documents his experiences getting fired and re-hired on the project, the evolution of the story, and working with the cast and crew.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
A likable Southern loner (Paul Newman) on a chain gang transforms the other gang members as he resists the captain and keeps trying to escape. Cast: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon.

Harry Dean Stanton: Crossing Mulholland 
A favorite of directors, critics, colleagues, and audiences, actor Harry Dean Stanton has carved his name into the cultural consciousness of cinematic arts with dozens of roles in films ranging from Cool Hand Luke and Alien to Paris, Texas and The Green Mile. Watch this documentary to hear what Hollywood’s greatest have to say about Harry Dean Stanton.

D-Day on KLRU Q – 6/1

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June 6, 1944 marks the legendary Normandy landings, the largest naval invasion in history to liberate France during World War II. Nicknamed “D-day,” about 12,000 soldiers from the Allied forces and Nazi Germany died during this massive attack that served as a turning point for breaking down the Axis Powers.

On Sunday, June 1st, KLRU Q is honoring the 70th anniversary of this amazing American feat with a marathon of D-day specials.

Starting with D-day: The Price of Freedom at 2 p.m., we go inside the story with personal accounts from former paratroopers, gunners, landing craft operators and others representing the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy with their tales of survival. Five veterans – some of whom were returning to Normandy for the first time since 1944 – make an emotional journey to the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, the final resting place of 9,000 of their fallen comrades.

A World War II veteran shares the wisdom he carries from living through Nazi occupation as he takes four young history teachers to Belgium in The Lesson Is Priceless. Then, part two of this veteran’s dream of educating the price of freedom relocates in Memories of France to tour the battlegrounds with veterans and young educators. The moving two-part series Let Freedom Ring starts at 3 p.m. only on KLRU Q.

Next, the “Screaming Eagles” are put in the spotlight at 5 p.m. on Company of Heroes. The Easy Company combat unit featured in this program inspired the book Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose along with the HBO series for its legendary World War II expeditions including D-day and Operation Market Garden in Holland.

KLRU Q continues to feature the Screaming Eagles with Eagles of Mercy starting at 6 p.m. A seldom-told tale of the opening moments on D-day when two young American medics get trapped in a church and rescue soldiers during the battle surrounding them. The two medics themselves recount their heroic story along with newsreel footage and re-enactments on this special program.

A vital member of the Easy Company and commander on D-day, Major Richard D. Winters (1918-2011) is given an honorable biography on Dick Winters: Hang Tough at 7 p.m on KLRU Q.

Then, KLRU Q focuses on the heroes at sea during D-day with Navy Heroes of Normandy at 8 p.m. Over 52,000 American soldiers sailed to Normandy and played a huge role in freeing Western Europe of Nazi invasion. Learn about their personal stories from that day only on KLRU Q.

Get more survivors’ perspectives on Day of Days: June 6, 1994 starting at 9 p.m. In this documentary, brave American veterans tell their stories of transformation and their uneasiness as being coined heroes from surviving D-day.

The most expansive and private collection of World War II memorabilia is revealed in World War II: Saving the Reality at 10 p.m. for KLRU Q’s final D-day tribute.

The most gruesome war in history shaped American culture and the rest of the world forever. Remember this iconic day with us at KLRU Q on June 1st!

Q Night at the Movies 5/31

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KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #607 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Unforgiven: Deconstructing an Anti-Western at 7:30
The Clint Eastwood/David Peoples classic Unforgiven is deconstructed by Into the West’s Kirk Ellis and Apaloosa’s Robert Knott as they explore its gritty action, ambiguous morality, and the tried-and-true tropes of its genre. Christian Baker’s short film, The Well, follows suit, trailing a young Civil War soldier stationed alone on the US/Mexico faced with nothing but his own demons.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Some Like It Hot at 8 pm
To evade gangsters, two men (Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon) don skirts and makeup and join an all-girl band with a sizzling singer (Marilyn Monroe). Cast: Anthony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe.

Janson Movie Star Package Jack Lemmon: America’s Everyman at 10:05
Jack Lemmon was born in Boston, graduated from Harvard and then headed for New York City to become a professional actor. His first acting roles were in soap operas and live TV dramas. But it was his appearance in a Broadway revival of Room Service that led to a co-starring role with Judy Holliday in his first movie, It Should Happen to You (1954). His unmistakable intellect and his boyish, average looks played against him becoming a romantic leading man. But his live TV and comedy training gave him the perfect timing, the precise emotional balance and the total believability that showed in films as diverse as Mister Roberts (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), and The Odd Couple (1968). In his later films, Save the Tiger (1973), The China Syndrome (1979), and Glengarry Glenn Ross (1992), Jack exposed the darker side of the American way of life. Jack Lemmon made more than 60 films and received numerous awards, including eight Academy Award Nominations and two Oscars. Narrated on-camera by Jack Lemmon, this profile includes interviews with Lemmon’s son, the actor Chris Lemmon.

Chris Mann In Concert: A Mann For All Seasons at 10:59
In 2011, Chris Mann faced his make-or-break moment in his blind audition on NBC’s singing competition, “The Voice,” when he took the stage to perform Andrea Bocelli’s song, “Because We Believe.” Mann blew everyone away with his stunning classical voice, and landed on a team coached by Christina Aguilera, who told him, “I feel the heavens open up when you sing.” Influenced by Pavarotti and vintage Sinatra, Chris’ blend of classically-trained tenor and contemporary pop vocals is a sound that’s rare in music today. By the time his season of “The Voice” ended, Chris had landed not one, but two songs on the iTunes Top 10 Pop Singles Chart. Now he’s found a home here on PBS, singing a collection of classical-crossover favorites live in concert with two very special guests – four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and 14-time Grammy nominated, Martina McBride and bestselling contemporary jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair. In his first concert special, Chris Mann performs an exciting and eclectic blend of songs, ranging from “Ave Maria” to Damien Rice’s “The Blower’s Daughter,” and Willie Nelson’s “Always On My Mind,” to Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now.” Chris also performs an updated version of “My Way,” which Paul Anka rewrote specifically for him, as the new voice of the classic song.